Who's Who at Bristol SU


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Our full staff organisational chart can be found here


Full-time Elected Officers

Union Affairs Officer:Jamie Cross

Postgraduate Education Officer: Laura Ho

Undergraduate Education Officer: Zoe Backhouse 

Equality, Liberation and Access Officer: Hannah Dualeh

Sport and Student Development Officer: John House

Student Living Officer: Stephen Le Fanu


Senior Leadership Team

Chief Executive: Samantha Budd

  • Phone: 0117 331 8630

  • Email: samantha.budd@bristol.ac.uk

  •  I am responsible for overall  management of the organisation and responsible to the Board of Trustees for ensuring that they have sufficient information and understanding of the issues and options available to them in order to undertake their responsibilities as Trustees and Directors  effectively. The role involves developing and leading  the strategic direction of the organisation and  setting and monitoring a robust performance framework that ensures that Bristol SU is able to deliver against its mission, vision and values. 

Chief Operating Officer: Ben Pilling

  • Phone: 0117 331 8668

  • Email: ben.pilling@bristol.ac.uk

  • I am responsible for the company's day-to-day operations including financial performance and reporting them to the Chief Executive, the Trustees and Executive Leadership Team. I work closely with the principle funders of the organisation including the University. I lead key strategic projects and seek at all times to ensure the organisation delivers for the students of Bristol.



Finance Manager: Jayne Hufford

  • Phone: 0117 331 8672

  • Email: bristolsu-accounts@bristol.ac.uk

  • I provide leadership and operational management for the Bristol SU finance function - we work to ensure that Bristol SU is financially sustainable now and in the future through the development and application of robust systems and management information. I ensure compliance with all relevant legal/regulatory requirements and deploy finance-related procedures across Bristol SU. I support the Head of Central Operations in working to deliver a very high level of service for students, internal customers and other stakeholders through the development of people, systems and new technology.

Finance Coordinator: Anna Yan

  • Phone: 0117 331 8677

  • Email: bristolsu-accounts@bristol.ac.uk

  • I am responsible for the VAT aspects of all Bristol SU financial transactions (including producing and submitting quarterly VAT returns).  I oversee various reconciliations to help safeguard Bristol SU assets, and maintain the Nominal Ledger and the Bristol SU Fixed Assets register.  I also look after the financial procedures/rules and monitor staff expenses.

Finance Assistant: Helen Skuse

  • Phone: 0117 331 8671

  • Email: bristolsu-accounts@bristol.ac.uk

  • I take a lead on processing monies received into any area of Bristol SU cash, cheques, online and electronic payments, ordering/paying out change and float requests. I also deal with electronic payments (for suppliers and student claims), Purchase Ledger (supplier invoices and payments), Sales Ledger (Bristol SU invoices out), production of cheques (for suppliers and student claims), monthly account reconciliations/ statistics, petty cash claims, expense claims and queries raised with accounts.

Finance Assistant: Charlotte Berry

  • Phone: 0117 331 8671

  • Email: bristolsu-accounts@bristol.ac.uk

  • I take the lead on Purchase Ledger (supplier invoices and payments), Club/Society/RAG accounts, production of cheques (for suppliers and student claims) and transfers between accounts. I also deal with electronic payments (for suppliers and student claims), Sales Ledger(Bristol SU invoices out), monthly account reconciliations, petty cash claims, expense claims, change orders, float requests, processing monies recieved and queries raised with accounts.

People and Development Coordinator: Maddy Wall

  • Phone: 0117 331 8676

  • Email: maddy.wall@bristol.ac.uk

  • My role is to oversee the People and Development function within Bristol SU.  This includes streamlining and creating consistency within HR processes such as recruitment and induction, amongst others.  It focuses largely on advising and supporting managers within Bristol SU regarding effective people management, coordinating our learning and development programme and working on projects to improve people's experience of working at Bristol SU and to lead and embed organisational change.

Executive Manager: Suzanne Doyle

  • Phone: 0117 331 8680

  • Email: suzanne.doyle@bristol.ac.uk

  • I joined Bristol SU in October 2011, having been involved in Students' Unions in the past. In 1998 - 2000 I was the Student Support Officer Sabbatical at the University of the West of England. While a student I was also the Bar Supervisor and ran the Freshers' Fair and advertising for the Union and ran the entertainment on my campus. My role here at Bristol SU is to lead and develop key organisation frameworks encompassing planning values and culture to ensure the ongoing transformation of Bristol SU. I provide effective and proactive support to the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer. I also manage and support the Trustee Board of the Union. I lead on special projects. 

Student Engagement

Head of Student Engagement: Ryan Bird

  • Phone: 0117 331 8530

  • Email: ryan.bird@bristol.ac.uk

  • I lead our Student Engagement functions, ensuring that Bristol SU adds value to the student experience through effective representation across the whole of the student experience and by developing high quality individual and group development opportunities. Through the team we support elected officers and student leaders to fulfil their roles and create positive change for students. I contribute to a range of partnership projects and initiatives across Bristol SU and the University of Bristol. I am also the organisational lead for Sustainability.

Student Development Manager: Hannah McGough (maternity leave)

  • Phone: 

  • Email: 

  • I work with rest of the Development team to help all students to gain skills and experience through the many opportunities that the Students Union has to offer. Whether it's leading a student group, volunteering, representing your peers or participating in sport our team are here to support you to make the most of those opportunities. We provide support, training and rewards for your personal and group development.

Student Engagement Manager (Policy and Campaigns): Dani Glazzard

  • Phone: 0117 331 8540

  • Email: dani.glazzard@bristol.ac.uk

  • I work with the Representation and Development team to facilitate representation and democracy at Bristol SU. We support student reps, officers and campaigners with training and advice, as well as co-ordinating major democratic events such as elections and Annual Members Meetings.

Student Engagement Projects Coordinator: Amy Walsh

  • Phone: 0117 331 8653

  • Email: amy.walsh@bristol.ac.uk

  • I lead our sustainability team, supporting students to volunteer and campaign on social, economic and environmental issues. I am the SU lead for Bristol Futures and project manage Officer Transition for our 30 full- and part-time officers.

Sustainability and Engaged Learning Coordinator: Hannah Tweddell

  • Phone: 0117 331 8653

  • Email: hannah.tweddell@bristol.ac.uk

  • My role is to support the embedding of sustainability in its broadest sense - economic, social and environmental sustainability -  in the University's formal and informal curriculum.

Representation & Quality Coordinator: 

  • Phone: 0117 331 8796

  • Email: 

Representation Coordinator: Sam Ward

  • Phone: 0117 331 8796

  • Email: sam.ward@bristol.ac.uk

  • I work with Faculty Reps and Course Reps to provide support and training, ensuring that they are equipped to represent their peers and are able to successfully feed back issues at School and Faculty level. I liaise with University staff, with a focus on the Arts and Health Science Faculties, to resolve matters to do with Academic Representation. 

Representation and Change Coordinator: Ann O'Malley

  • Phone: 0117 331 8540

  • Email: ann.omalley@bristol.ac.uk

  • I support students to make a change and become effective representatives. I ensure the effective running of Bristol SU's democratic structures; Student Council, AMM, Make A Change and Elections. I support liberation groups and student led campaigns. I will also be developing the support for students to become more representative across the various communities in Bristol. If you have an idea for a campaign or something you want to change or any questions please do get in touch!

Student Residential Experience Coordinator: Benji Staples

  • Phone: 0117 331 8651

  • Email: benji.staples@bristol.ac.uk

  • My role goes towards supporting the ongoing devleopment of student communities in residences (and those outside of traditional halls of residence), adding value and support to the current JCR/hall activities, and developing partnership work between Bristol SU and Residencies to ensure students have the best possible experience.  Please feel free to contact me or Tom Phipps (Student Living Officer) if you would like any information about anything to do with living in halls of residence and JCR.

Student  Engagement Manager (Support and Involvement): Christy O'Sullivan

  • Phone number: 

  • Email: christy.osullivan@bristol.ac.uk

  • I am responsible for the Students Services team who ensure that our members can engage with us and are supported to have their individual needs met.  I oversee our 'Just Ask' information, advice and guidance service, the Bristol SU reception on third floor of the Richmond Building, and I manage the administrative functions required to facilitate society involvement in University and SU activities.

Student Opportunities Coordinator: Jemma Harford

  • Phone: 0117 331 8639

  • Email: jemma.harford@bristol.ac.uk

  • As Student Opportunities Coordinator I lead, develop and deliver individual development opportunities for students at Bristol SU. These opportunities range from our Fit and Fabulous programme to volunteering and beyond.

Sports Participation Coordinator: Lisa Daley

  • Phone: 0117 331 8649

  • Email: lisa.daley@bristol.ac.uk

  • I work on the Sport England funded Active Universities project called Bristol SU Get Active. I also look after the Fit and Fabulous and Intramural programme here at Bristol. Anyone interested in getting involved in casual recreational sport and activities, please come and see me.

Student Development Coordinator: Imogen Hughes

  • Phone: 0117 331 8657

  • Email: imogen.hughes@bristol.ac.uk

  • I look after the development of student groups, including; sports, societies, networks, RAG and peer-support groups. I provide support, advice and training to help our student leaders run and develop their groups effectively, as well as ensuring they deliver the best student experience to their members.

Student Services Coordinators: Amy Butlin and Lauren Rubery

  • Phone number: 0117 331 8656

  • Email: amy.butlin@bristol.ac.uk or lauren.rubery@bristol.ac.uk

  • Amy and Lauren lead and coordinate a friendly, welcoming and informative central enquiry point for University of Bristol Students' Union, including at events.  They also coordinate the delivery of important transactional services for students and student groups.  

  • Amy works Mondays and Thursdays and Lauren works Mondays/Tuesdays/Wed mornings and Fridays.

Student Services Assistant: Monika Pacek

Student Services Assistant: Aubrey Dye-Welch

  • Phone number: 117 331 8648

  • Email: aubrey.dye-welch@bristol.ac.uk

Information and Advice Coordinator: Nicky Sweetland

  • Phone: 0117 331 8641

  • Email: nicky.sweetland@bristol.ac.uk
    Email: bristolsu-justask@bristol.ac.uk for queries for the Just Ask advice service

  • I'm part of the Just Ask advice team and I can help students with any issues that they might encounter during their time at Bristol University. This includes academic issues such as extenuating circumstances, plagiarism or appeals, or anything else at all. I work part-time, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Information and Advice Coordinator: Will Bryson

  • Phone: 0117 331 8636

  • Email: w.bryson@bristol.ac.uk
    Email: bristolsu-justask@bristol.ac.uk for queries for the Just Ask advice service

  • I'm part of the Just Ask advice team, so most of the time I'm advising or supporting students. I help with extenuating circumstances, advice about accommodation, money, mental health, sexuality, dealing with accusations of plagarism, and much more. This can mean just talking things through, working out what to do next, or putting students in touch with other services. I work part-time, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday mornings.

Enterprise Development

Head of Enterprise Development: Clare Prosser

  • Phone: 0117 331 8647

  • Email: clare.prosser@bristol.ac.uk

  • As Head of Enterprise Development I'm responsible for our existing services such as Lettings and The Balloon cafe bar and developing new products and services that improve lives of students as well as making a financial contribution to their union. 

Lettings Manager: Victoria Thomas

  • Phone: 0117 331 8665

  • Email: victoria.thomas@bristol.ac.uk

  • I head up the Bristol SU Lettings team, we’re a student focused free of charge letting agency offering our students the best in private rented accommodation across Bristol! It's part of my job to build relationships with local landlords to get you the best deal on your student accommodation directly through Bristol SU.  We don't charge fees like high street agents and our service is completely free so make sure you come to us first when looking for your student place!  We're located on campus at 5 Tyndall Avenue (next door to the Careers Advice Centre).

Property Administrator: Georgie Gray

  • Phone: 0117 331 8665
  • Email: georgie.gray@bristol.ac.uk
  • I joined the Lettings team at Bristol SU in 2015.  My key role is to support the administrative processes of our busy Lettings department so we can keep up the pace in one of Bristols biggest student lettings agencys!  I am based in out Tyndall Avenue office!

Merchandise Executive: Anna Purska

  • Phone: 0117 33 18617

  • Email: anna.purska@bristol.ac.uk

  • I'm working at the Merchandise Department of Bristol SU.  You can usually find me at The Basket, our merchandise shop in the Richmond Building.  I am in charge of the online shop and all bespoke orders for Bristol SU, Bristol University and student clubs and societies.  I also organise all merchandise stalls during Welcome Week, at Graduation and for other events.

Merchandise Assistant: Reema Tamanna

  • Phone: 0117 33 18617

  • Email: shop-bristolsu@bristol.ac.uk

  • I am currently an apprentice at the Bristol SU and work in The Basket; I help Anna take care of the merchandise shop.  Any order inquiries or online orders I deal with and stock levels.  Every day is different and you meet different types of people, the team here is great to work with and the atmosphere is great.

Communications and Engagement

Head of Communications and Engagement: Tom Berry

  • Phone: 0117 331 8681

  • Email: tom.berry@bristol.ac.uk

  • I am responsible for how Bristol SU engages with its audiences -  whether students or stakeholders. I oversee our communications and stakeholder engagement activity as well as our events programme. I also manage research and evaluation, ensuring that the student's voice is reflected in everything that we do.  I have previously worked in a variety of communications roles including in central Government, charities like the NSPCC and Mencap and for the Disability Rights Commission.

Marketing Manager: Ed Cuffe-Adams

  • Phone: 0117 331 8683

  • Email: ed.cuffe-adams@bristol.ac.uk

  • I'm responsible for delivering engaging, high quality communications of Bristol SU's activities and campaigns to University of Bristol students. I lead the marketing and communications team to support Bristol SU in achieving its vision, and I also oversee Bristol SU's merchandising and commercial activities.

Marketing Executive: Annie Bell

Graphic and Web Designer: Jessica Augarde

  • Phone: 0117 331 8682

  • Email: jessica.augarde@bristol.ac.uk

  • I work within the marketing team to create design for print and web. This includes promotional materials for events, projects and campaigns, signage, web banners and templates.
    If you are in need of any design assistance, please get in touch!

Web and Digital Coordinator: position vacant

  • Phone: 0117 331 8679

  • Email: 

  • Half of what I do is improving website and making sure everything user-friendly and accessible for Students and Staff; the other half is working with the Marcomms team to create digital content that showcases what students at UoB do and points them towards the opportunities that are available. If you have any suggestions or want to discuss how your student group can make the best use of our website please feel free to email me or come and say hi!

Research and Evaluation Coordinator: Helen Hoogewerf-McComb

Events Manager: Eva Martino

Events Assistant: Ferielle Jarrett

Facilities and Technical Manager: Andrew Williams

  • Phone: 0117 331 8662

  • Email: stapw@bristol.ac.uk

  • I lead the delivery of technical management and logistical support for all events and work closely with event organiser including staff and students to plan and advise on all technical and logistical elements. I also manage all aspects of technical equipment including purchasing, regular inspection and replacement. I lead on all aspects of use of space and facilities to include maintenance, upkeep and good presentation of all spaces and activity rooms within Bristol SU. I manage all aspects of building security and access. I also lead on Health & Safety relating to the use of space, building, events office space and equipment.

Facilities and Technical Assistant: Joe Lewis

  • Phone: 0117 331 8662

  • Email: joe.lewis@bristol.ac.uk

  • I provide technical and logistical support for events (including Bristol SU, external clients, and student groups' productions and other events). I administrate systems to ensure regular maintenance, upkeep and good presentation of Bristol
    SU spaces. I work closely with Student Services team (room bookings) to coordinate student equipment requests and manage and service the equipment for hire from the Union Pool.

Project Coordinator: Ben Wraith

  • Phone: 0117 331 8549

  • Email: ben.wraith@bristol.ac.uk

  • Hi, I work with Imogen to support student groups (Clubs, Societies, Execs, Post Grad Network, RAG etc.) with their development. This might include workshops, toolkits, conferences and much more!